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Pine Bluff police shoot suspect near Pines Mall


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police are investigating the shooting of a man by Pine Bluff police officers.

Sadler says the officers reported that White is wanted and that he attempted to flee, allegedly striking at least one officer with his vehicle.

Police then opened fire at the vehicle and White abandoned it before being found and taken to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. His condition was not released.

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Officer-involved shooting at Pines Mall in Pine Bluff


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas State Police is investigating and officer-involved shooting that took place at Pines Mall Saturday night. 

According to the Pine Bluff Police Department, an officer-involved shooting occurred while making an attempt to arrest a wanted felony suspect in Pine Bluff. 

The Arkansas State Police is taking over the investigation. 

These are all of the details that have been released at this time. Stay with THV11.com for more details. 

 


Pine Bluff fire labeled as cooking accident


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The cause of the fire that affected 30 apartment units in Pine Bluff on Wednesday has been determined by the Pine Bluff Fire Department. 

Pine Bluff Fire Chief Shauwn Howell told THV11 on February 12 that the fire was caused by food left cooking unattended on a stove. 

Opening reception of "I Walked on Water to my Homeland"

Opening reception of "I Walked on Water to my Homeland"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Join those at the Mosaic Templar on February 12 at 6 p.m., for the opening reception for "I Walked on Water to My Homeland" featuring works by Delita Martin.

"I Walked on Water to My Homeland" is a series of mixed media works that explore the power of the narrative impulse. These works capture oral traditions that are firmly based in factual events and bring them to life using layers of various printmaking, drawing, sewing, collage and printing techniques.  

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New push to save Pine Bluff's Saenger Theater


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - After vandals hit a 100-year-old landmark in Pine Bluff, there have been renewed efforts to restore the Saenger Theater.

The city bought the building from a non-profit group in 2012, but the building has continued to sit vacant. They had been trying to restore it, but grant money ran out.

Since then, the city has been trying to figure out what to do with the property. This latest vandalism is spurring the former owners to get involved, with specific donors in mind.

"We need banks, and we need big corporations. And what do they get out of this? Well, it's tax deductible," said Kathy Majewska.

City leaders are not sure how much grant money may be out there, but Majewska said she would go through the application process free-of-charge.

Pine Bluff police seize weapon, money & over 3,000 grams of drugs


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pine Bluff Police Department conducted a drug bust that led to the arrest of three men and the recovery of a large amount of drugs, a weapon and thousands of dollars. 

On January 27, the Pine Bluff Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division was conducting surveillance on two suspects they believed were selling marijuana, cocaine and crack cocaine. 

Family of murdered 85-year-old man believes he was targeted


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- An armed and dangerous man is wanted for the murder of an 85-year-old Pine Bluff grocery store owner. Pine Bluff police named that suspect on Wednesday.

The story shocked many here in central Arkansas. An 85-year-old man - gunned down at his back door. Now that the suspect has been named, the Buie family wants him captured.

The Packingtown community of Pine Bluff was shaken to its core last month, when 85-year-old Lenon Buie was shot dead outside his Port Road home.

"Buie was a soft spoken person. He was a very kind person. He was a great Church worker," said Laverne Bryant of her brother.

22-year-old Arron Johnson is now wanted in the brutal killing of the grocery store owner.